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Five minute wait to speak to police heralded by outgoing PCC chief
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Average waiting times to get in touch with police on the 101 non-emergency services are "below five minutes" - but that's better than when it used to be 10 minutes - says the outgoing chief executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Cornwall.
Andrew White says in his leaving blog: "Possibly the best example of how a PCC can champion the concerns of the public has been the improvement in the 101 telephone service.
"Everywhere I went people complained about this service. Over a prolonged period the OPCC reviewed the service and then worked with the chief constable providing investment funds to improve the service.
"Current average waiting times are below five minutes which compares well with most other forces."
A motorist from Plymouth has
admitted he caused a crash on the A38 near Exeter which led to his car
overturning and him suffering serious injuries.
Kenton Allen, 53, of Thirlmere Gardens, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court, but insisted the accident was not caused by his use of a mobile phone.
He was the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which crashed into another car on the middle lane of the A38 Westbound just before the Splatford Split at Kennford on 20 October 2016.
His car rolled over after hitting the other car, whose occupants escaped without injury. He was freed from his upturned vehicle and he taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where he was treated for two days.
Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned sentence until next week and released Allen on bail.
UKIP's stand-in leader Crowther vows not to bump into any furniture
Steve Crowther, from North Devon, is the temporary interim UKIP leader, but says he won't be putting himself forward to take up the job full time.
"It's not my ambition and I think there are other people who will put themselves forward who will be better than me at it," he said.
"One of the reasons that one becomes interim leader is because one doesn't have an ambition to be the leader and, you know, just choose some old cove that will smile and wave and not bump into the furniture while they are electing a new proper leader."
UKIP failed to win a single seat and its leader Paul Nuttall has resigned, after just 193 days in charge.
Devon's oldest drug dealer had £730 of heroin in his crutch
The latest Care Quality Commission report on inpatient care at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has rated it as "requires improvement".
Although some aspects such as cleanliness have improved since the last survey, the overall score for one area, Care and Services, was just five-and-a-half out of 10.
One-thousand inpatients at the RCHT were surveyed over the last eight months and just over 600 responded.
The vast majority of respondents said they were treated with dignity and respect and were well looked after by hospital staff.
The trust says it's pleased with the overall result.
It added, there was room for improvement, few patients said they were asked for their views during their hospital stay, and many said they were not given enough information about how to complain if they were unhappy.
There was a 71.8% turnout in the west Cornwall constituency.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Thomas said: "I love this part of the world and I will do everything I can to be the best possible representative and to get what we need down here from government, from Westminster, so that we can improve opportunities and the quality of life of all."